September 17 ~ Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church go toward those who are wounded and in need of an attentive ear, assistance, forgiveness and love.  Lord, rich in compassion, we pray.

+ In the aftermaths and ongoing destruction of the hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and other natural disasters, may all peoples affected be comforted by the generous aid offered by others.  Lord, rich in compassion, we pray.

+ We thank you for the gifts you have given us on this earth, the abundance of your creation, the beauty that surrounds us.  Lead us to play our part so that now and in generations to come, all your children may share in our hope for a better world.  Lord, rich in compassion, we pray.

+ Help us to turn away from revenge and anger, and to offer instead, mercy and forgiveness to one another.  Lord, rich in compassion, we pray.

+ Write on our hearts that whether we live or die, we belong to you, and that in belonging to you, we also belong to each other.  Lord, rich in compassion, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, especially Diane McBroom, mother of Natasha Erlich.  We pray also for those who have died, including Marian Long, sister of Mike Borte; and Jim Contini, father of Tanya Frost.   Lord, rich in compassion, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our Parish Book of Thanksgiving.  We pray also for the intentions written in the Parish Book of Intercessions and those we hold in the silence of our hearts.  Lord, rich in compassion, we pray.

The Petitions offered at Saturday vigil and Sunday Masses are written by  St. Anne parishioners who meet to consider the needs of our community, our church and our world in light of the scriptures.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, you are already invited:  No experience or special knowledge is needed, just a heartfelt desire to pray with our community.  For questions, or to participate, please call Carol Ford at